Modern architecture and contemporary design join forces at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a 70,000 square foot, $115 million structure in Boston.
The museum is an open, airy, light-filled box that stands respectfully behind the Venetian-style palazzo, erected in 1902 by Gardner as a repository for her extensive collection of fine and decorative art. Italian architect Renzo Piano’s new building for Boston’s beloved Gardner, commonly referred to as “The Palace,” contains more than 2,500 paintings, furniture, rare books, tapestries, and decorative art with works that range from Titian and Rembrandt to Degas and John Singer Sargent.
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